Edward Earle

Male 1757 - 1825


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  • Name  Edward Earle 
    Born  27 Sep 1757  Schraalenburg, Bergen Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The I.G.I gives November as the month of birth, but the gravestone gives September.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  05 Jul 1825  Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sacred to the memory of Capt. Edward Earle
      Commissioned in the service of his British (Britain) Majesty
      George iii reign
      Gen. Court. Skinner Brigade
      ???
      Born September 25th 1757
      Died July 5th 1825
    Notes 
    • Governor LIVINGSTON'S Answer.
      January 7, 1778.
      SIR,
      HAVING received a letter under your signature, dated the 4th instant, which I have some reason to suppose you intended for me, I sit down to answer your inquiries concerning certain officers in the service of your king taken on Staten-Island, and one Browne who calls himself a deputy commissary; and also respecting one Iliff and another prisoner, (I suppose you must mean John Mee, he having shared the fate you mention) who have been hanged.

      Boskirk,1 Earl2 and Hammel,3 who are, I presume, the officers intended, with the said Browne, were sent to me by General Dickinson as prisoners taken on Staten-Island. Finding them all to be subjects of this state, and to have committed treason against it, the council of safety committed them to Trenton gaol. At the same time I acquainted Gen. Washington, that if he chose to treat the three first who were British officers as prisoners of war, I doubted not the council of safety would be satisfied. General Washington has since informed me that he intends to consider them as such; and they are therfore at his service, whenever the commissary of prisoners shall direct concerning them. Browne I am told committed several robberies in this state before he took sanctuary on Staten-Island, and I should scarcely imagine that he has expiated the guilt of his former crimes by committing the greater one of joining the enemies of his country. However, if General Washington chooses to consider him also as a prisoner of war, I shall not interpose in the matter.


      1 Captain Jacob Van Buskirk, of the Third Battalion of New Jersey
      Volunteers (Loyalists) and a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Abraham Van
      Buskirk, who, after the war, became Mayor of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Jacob Van Buskirk was severely wounded in the battle of Eutaw Springs, South Carolina.

      2 Lieutenant Edward Earle, of the Fourth Battalion and, in 1781, Captain of the Third Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers (Loyalists).

      3 Surgeon John Hammell, until after the battle of Long Island, was
      Surgeon's Mate of Colonel Van Cortlandt's Battalion of General Heard's Brigade. He then accepted service in the British army, and became Surgeon of the New Jersey Volunteers November 25th, 1776. He was Surgeon of the Third Loyalist Battalion at the close of the war. Van Buskirk, Earle and Hammell, together with John Brown, of whom little or nothing is known, were committed to the jail in Trenton for high treason, the Council of Safety for that purpose sitting in Princeton on Sunday, November 31st, 1777, Governor Livingston presiding. Iliff was executed after a trial by a jury, for enlisting our subjects, himself being one, as recruits in the British army, and he was apprehended on his way with them to Staten-Island. Had he never been subject to this state, he would have forfeited his life as a spy. Mee was one of his company, and had also procured our subjects to enlist in the service of the enemy.

      If these transactions, sir, should induce you to countenance greater severities towards our people, whom the fortune of war has thrown into your power, than they have already suffered, you will pardon me for thinking that you go farther out of your way and find palliatives for inhumanity, than necessity seems to require; and if this be the cry of murder to which you allude as having reached your ears, I sincerely pity your ears for being so frequently assaulted with cries of murder much more audible, because much less distant, I mean the cries of your prisoners who are constantly perishing in the gaols of New-York (the coolest and most deliberate kind of murder) from the rigorous manner of your treatment.

      I am, with all due respect,
      Your most humble servant,
      WILLIAM LIVINGSTON.


      James Robertson, Esq. &c. &c. &c.

      P. S. You have distinguished me by a title which I have neither authority nor ambition to assume, I know of no man, sir, who bears sway in this state. It is our peculiar felicity, and our superiority over the tyrannical system we have discarded, that we are not swayed by men--In New-Jersey, sir, the laws alone bear sway.

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      State of New Jersey, Bergen county. WHEREAS inquisition has been found and final judgment entered thereon in favour of the State of New Jersey, against the following persons, viz. David Peck, David Blauvelt, Theunis Blauvelt, John Ryckman and Samuel Peak, of Herrington township, Abraham Van Buskirk, Albert Zabriskie, Joost Earle, Edward Earle, William Van Allen, John Pearsall, Cornelius Van Horn, John Spear, John Pell, Peter Goelet and Henry Marsh, of Hackinsack township, Daniel Isaac Brown, Henry Roome, Peter Earle, Stephen Rider, Thomas Gardner, William Sorrell, Daniel Jissop, James McCollaugh, Hendrick Lutkins, John Lutkins, John Myers, William Kingsland, jun. Charles Kingsland, Abraham Van Emburgh and James Van Emburgh, of New-Barbadoes precinct.--NOTICE is hereby given, that the houses and lands, and all the real estates belonging to the afore-mentioned persons, will be exposed to sale at public vendue, and that the sales will begin at the place of David Blauvelt, in Herrington1 township, Tuesday the 20th of April next, and to continue from day to day, and from place to place, until they are all sold. Attendance will be given in or near the premises of each person, and a more particular description of the places given; also the deeds to the purchasers, agreeable to act of Assembly, by

      James Board,|Commissioners.
      Hendericus Kuyper,|
      Garret Lydecker,|
      1778
    Person ID  I33380  L C Earle's Family
    Last Modified  18 Mar 2007 

    Father  Sylvester Earle,   d. 1774, probably, Hackensack, Bergen Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Machteltje Zabriske 
    Married  08 Oct 1733  Passaic, Passaic Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F191  Group Sheet

    Family  Sichy (Cynthia) Van Duyn,   b. 15 Apr 1765, Newtown, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1833, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Jan 1784  Grand Lake, Queens Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sylvester Earle,   b. 27 Nov 1784, Grand Lake, Queens Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1866, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hester Earle,   b. 23 Nov 1785, Grand Lake, Queens Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Edward Earle, Jr.,   b. 12 Nov 1787, Grand Lake, Queens Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Cornelius Earle,   b. 08 Nov 1789, Grand Lake, Queens Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sophia Earle,   b. 29 Apr 1791, Grand Lake, Queens Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Earle,   b. 25 Jan 1793, Grand Lake, Queens Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Edward Earle, Jr.,   b. 06 Sep 1794, probably, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Elsie (Alice) Earle,   b. 15 Sep 1796, New Hamburg, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1865, Red Bank, Monmouth Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Justus Edward Earle,   b. 20 Dec 1797, New Hamburg, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1872, New York City, New York Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. John Edward Earle,   b. 26 Sep 1800, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1874, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Lawrence Earle,   b. 28 Jun 1802, New Hamburg, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1873, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Twp, Monmouth Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F154  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Sep 1757 - Schraalenburg, Bergen Co, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jan 1784 - Grand Lake, Queens Co, New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Jul 1825 - Dutchess Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co, New York Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S141] IGI, LDS, Gives November..


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